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Title: Making connections: Case studies of interconnection barriers and their impact on distributed power projects

Abstract

Distributed power is modular electric generation or storage located close to the point of use. Based on interviews of distributed generation project proponents, this report reviews the barriers that distributed generators of electricity are encountering when attempting to interconnect to the electrical grid. Descriptions of 26 of 65 case studies are included in the report. The survey found and the report describes a wide range of technical, business-practice, and regulatory barriers to interconnection. An action plan for reducing the impact of these barriers is also included.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; US Department of Energy (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5506642
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR-710-28053
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DISPERSED STORAGE AND GENERATION; POWER TRANSMISSION; INTERCONNECTED POWER SYSTEMS; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; POWER SYSTEMS; MANAGEMENT; ENERGY SYSTEMS; 240200* - Power System Networks, Transmission & Distribution- (1990-); 296000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Electric Power

Citation Formats

Alderfer, B., Eldridge, M., and Starrs, T. Making connections: Case studies of interconnection barriers and their impact on distributed power projects. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Alderfer, B., Eldridge, M., & Starrs, T. Making connections: Case studies of interconnection barriers and their impact on distributed power projects. United States.
Alderfer, B., Eldridge, M., and Starrs, T. Thu . "Making connections: Case studies of interconnection barriers and their impact on distributed power projects". United States.
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abstractNote = {Distributed power is modular electric generation or storage located close to the point of use. Based on interviews of distributed generation project proponents, this report reviews the barriers that distributed generators of electricity are encountering when attempting to interconnect to the electrical grid. Descriptions of 26 of 65 case studies are included in the report. The survey found and the report describes a wide range of technical, business-practice, and regulatory barriers to interconnection. An action plan for reducing the impact of these barriers is also included.},
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